Library News Round-up: 12 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th August
Birmingham Council confirms ‘pause’ on library book fund 
+ Laura Swaffield, The Library Campaign, is quoted
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-council-confirms-pause-book-fund-309270 

Birmingham Mail
Birmingham libraries banned from buying new books by city council
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-libraries-banned-buying-new-9842985 

BBC News : 12th August
Birmingham libraries stop buying books
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-33878844

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th August
Outrage as Birmingham Libraries appeal for book donations
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/outrage-birmingham-libraries-appeal-book-donations-309265

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 12th August
Outrage as city with new £188m library ask readers for help buying books
+ Elizabeth Ash, The Library Campaign, is quoted
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11798961/Outrage-as-city-with-new-188m-library-ask-readers-for-help-buying-books.html

Birmingham Post : 12th August
Authors condemn latest Library of Birmingham debacle
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/business-news/authors-condemn-latest-library-birmingham-9844693 

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th August
Gibbons reissues call for head-to-head debate with Vaizey
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gibbons-reissues-call-head-head-debate-vaizey-309261

Alan Gibbons Diary : 12th August
Time to debate libraries
Full text of Alan’s ‘Open Letter’ to Ed Vaizey
http://alangibbons.net/2015/08/time-to-debate-libraries/

Booktrade Info : 12th August
Ed Vaizey accepts challenge from writer Alan Gibbons to debate the health of public libraries
http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/60823/tf

The Star : 12th August
Sheffield | People’s wishes over-ruled
http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/today-s-columnist-sue-morton-people-s-wishes-over-ruled-1-7405665  

Ross Gazette : 12th August
Herefordshire | New fight to save Ross Library 
http://www.ross-gazette.co.uk/article.cfm?id=2468&headline=New%20fight%20to%20save%20Library 

Hinckley Times : 12th August
Leicestershire Library use falls as county sites look to a new chapter
http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/library-use-falls-county-sites-9810210 

The Courier : 12th August
Fife Decision on library closures postponed, but there is no ‘plan B’
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/decision-on-library-closures-postponed-but-there-is-no-plan-b-1.894361

South Yorkshire Times : 12th August
Dolly Parton book scheme in Rotherham to be scrapped, council confirms
http://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/dolly-parton-book-scheme-in-rotherham-to-be-scrapped-council-confirms-1-7406497

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